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Key Facts

Full name
Darren Flanigan

Known as
Darren Flanigan

8 March 1962 (age 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 160d
Last game: 30y 118d

Height and weight
Height: 200 cm
Weight: 105 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 44, 14
St. Kilda: 10

Recruited from
Geelong (1992)

Darren Flanigan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaAFL1992840.5063%5.886.884.000

AFL: 9,293rd player to appear, 1,513th most games played, 1,947th most goals kickedGeelong: 814th player to appear, 112th most games played, 164th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,385th player to appear, 935th most games played, 676th most goals kicked

Darren Flanigan was a capable ruckman who always gave his all and when fired up could be a formidable presence both in ruck contests and around the ground. He joined Geelong from Katamatite and took his league bows in 1981 and went on to play 130 games for the Cats in eleven seasons, kicking 50 goals. As these numbers suggest he was not always a first choice senior player for the simple reason that Geelong at this time had a surfeit of high quality ruckmen.

Selected to represent Victoria in 1985 Flanigan also spent time in the reserves the same season. He put in a highly commendable performance for the Cats in their narrow grand final loss to Hawthorn in 1989.

Flanigan crossed to St Kilda in 1992 where he played 8 games and kicked 4 goals before retiring. He later served as the AFL Victoria female football manager.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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